Financial Aid for Summer Term Students

Steps to receive financial aid for summer school, including the HOPE Scholarship:

  • First, to be eligible for summer aid, you must complete the FAFSA. The summer deadline is April 1. How to Complete the FAFSA and Submit It
  • Once the FAFSA is complete, you must fill out the UT Financial Aid Request Form for summer. It’s essential this form be completed on time to prevent delays in receiving summer aid. You can’t receive aid without completing this form. Get the Summer Financial Aid Form
  • The HOPE Scholarship Program allows qualified students to receive up to $6,000 a year, divided equally between fall, spring, and summer semesters. Students registering for summer school can use the HOPE Scholarship provided they meet the program’s minimum GPA requirements and enroll in at least six hours. Part-time awards are prorated.
  • Please note: Any change in enrollment status can affect your aid for summer. HOPE/TELS award recipients should not drop any courses once summer begins, as it may result in permanent loss of the HOPE scholarship.

Current state law extends the HOPE Scholarship to summer term and adds a cap on the number of hours a student can use the HOPE, which is 120 attempted hours (up to a maximum of 136 attempted hours for select programs). Attempted hours also include hours when the HOPE Scholarship is not used.

Student eligibility ends when you earn a baccalaureate degree, or five years from the date of your initial enrollment, or after 120 attempted hours, whichever occurs first. To find out more, visit our HOPE Scholarship Program information.

If you’re taking classes at another institution this summer, read about consortium agreement requirements to find out if you’re eligible to receive financial aid to help cover those costs.